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Individual study: The effect of deciduous afforestation on carabid ground beetle communities on a coal mine spoil heap near Cannock, Staffordshire, England

Published source details

Coleman R. (2004) The effect of deciduous afforestation on carabid ground beetle communities on a coal mine spoil heap near Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Conservation Evidence, 1, 10-15

Summary

A 50 ha degraded mine spoil area in the English Midlands was, covered with top-soil, re-seeded, and native deciduous trees and shrubs were planted. Carabid beetle species richness and diversity tended to increase with time after planting, and afforestation increased carabid species richness. The species composition of the ground flora appeared to have little effect on carabid distribution.